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Old 09-05-2006, 11:51:36 AM
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Default Northwest Antique Power Association Show

If any of you SmokStak-ers are going to be in the northwestern Montana area this next weekend, you should consider taking in our Northwest Antique Power Asssociation's 13th annual show at our showgrounds, just east of the Glacier Park International Airport, north of Kalispell, northwest of Big Fork, and south of Whitefish or Columbia Falls. It is one of those smaller "mom & pop" shows but is a dandy one of those. We will be steam plowing, threshing, sawing lumber and have a parade each afternoon. For those of you who enjoy the aroma of burned petroleum, Nick Poncelet and Steve Skyberg will have their 90hp Superior, 75hp Cooper Bessemer and Boviard engines there and running. Guest displayers are more than welcome, so bring your toys and show us how they work. We also have miniature steam trains operating, giving rides to kids of ALL ages.
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What time are you lighting the fire on Saturday, Gary? I'm doing my best to put aside both Sat and Sun to be there and see what I can "absorb" .
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Gary,
A lot of times you can have more fun at a "Mom and Pop" show than the big monstrous shows!
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John,
I'd guess the torch will enter the firebox door around 7:30? Your help will be more than welcome. I will be on the 28hp Minneapolis, but Austin Monk's grandson, Ryan, is bringing the 50hp Case and may need help too. We'll see how it all works out. We have a lot of stubble to plow!

Mike,
You are right about that too. I've been told that at our show by people like Carl Mehmke, Austin Monk, Carl Tuttle, Kenneth Kelley and John Schrock.
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We're going to replicate this photo as much as is feasible today, this weekend at the NWAPA show. With the late Kim Tuttle firing and the late Austin Monk at the wheel, that part is impossible and since Carl Tuttle bought the 12 bottom Verity, we are "stuck" with an 8 bottom John Deere plow, but that will still be okay. It will be somewhat like this. I believe I will fire it tomorrow, John. I was there last night until after dark, watering up and installing "the valuables (i.e. whistle & other brass)" I removed this past June at the auction sale. I am firing up my Case today. I gave it kind of a wash job yesterday and have her looking pretty fair.
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Gary, hope all goes well at the show for you and others this weekend. If it wasn't close to 2,000 miles away I'd enjoy showing up there and helping out! Have a great time!

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Holler if you want some hands tomorrow night... We usually try to crush until at least 4:30 or 5 if it's running good... So that would put me in there around 6. Otherwise I plan on being in there about 7am Sat.
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Saturday would be great John. Tomorrow is still just setup. I had my Model T out there today... ran like a top. I had my Case fired up... ran like a top too. We're all set to plow with the Minneapolis. Ryan was bringing in the 50hp Case tonight yet. I'm hauling my Model TT out in the morning and just now going to hook up to my trailer and load the TT. See you Saturday!
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John,
I've called Steve Parrish a couple of times regarding usage of the Minneapolis... I think he and his dad (Bill) may be coming to our show from Toponish, WA.
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Well, the show's over and we didn't get any of the predicted precipitation. I wish it could have rained about last Monday or Tuesday. The plow ground was really dry and it pulled chunks out the size of a man's head and larger. The old 28 Minneapolis didn't have any problems, but it wasn't ideal plowing circumstances.

Rick, what is the prognosis with Corky's wife? You can e-mail me the results if you prefer. It was sad to see you take off so soon, due to illness. I sure hope things are better with her.

I must say, SmokStak-er John Hanson came and helped nearly every minute I was there and he is one great hand around a steam engine. He lets me be me but awaits anything needing done. Thanks so much for helping this old timer, taking much of the stress away. I try to make things happen in an orderly, safe fashion and it was sure much easier with your help.
Thanks again, John,
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Well, thank YOU, Gary....That means a bunch to me, coming from you!!! I had a blast!!! I learned alot (as always) and met some new people and really enjoyed myself!! Here's a few quick pics before I head off to try to get some sleep tonight (been a long weekend!!).
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Well I guess the show for us just wasn't meant to be. Corky's wife, Judy came down with a bad internal sty and was heartbroke that she ruined the day for Corky. My back blew out and bottom line.."Butt Buggy" will be in the future. As Skip Landis stated: "Ya picked a helluva hobby," maybe that's why I leaning towards steam.

Weather was perfect, looked like a great crowd was showing up and there was a lot to see. Had a nice visit with Dick Tombrink (President of Mt. Steam Assoc.) and he took us over to the Case and answered some questions for us. That in itself and seeing the Model TT was worth the trip.

I guess the bottom line is that both Corky and I have to be busy and looks like NWAPA could use a stationary steam display. We'll be working on that goal this coming year.

I've posted just a few pix's on my Webshots..will get more from Corky ASAP.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...54022975FJvjls

Nice job NWAPA!!

RickinMt.
PS: NICE sparkplug, Gary
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John,
Thanks for posting the photos, as I didn't even have time to grab a camera, let alone have time to use one. I know you didn't get much sleep on Saturday night either. I forgot to mention that I really appreciated all of the work you provided the show on the Minneapolis and the plow, and you did it all for a vanilla ice cream cone too!

Rick,
We had a dandy crowd, our best ever and sure made up for the rainout last year. I like Corky's and your steam proposal for NWAPA. Next time, come grab me by the colar and say, "I want a ride in the Model TT!" It sure makes a half of my show enjoyment.

I remember an old timer at Lewistown who used to do oil paintings. He had a picture out of a saddle horse tied to an old outhouse, with the quarter moon in the gables. It was entitled, "A Cowboy Never Walks." I always think of that when driving the TT around the show grounds.
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John,
Thanks for posting the photos, as I didn't even have time to grab a camera, let alone have time to use one. I know you didn't get much sleep on Saturday night either. I forgot to mention that I really appreciated all of the work you provided the show on the Minneapolis and the plow, and you did it all for a vanilla ice cream cone too!
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Trust me, Gary... I got alot more out of it than just an ice cream cone!
Here's a few more pictures... enjoy!
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Just a few more...
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John:
Sorry I didn't get to meet you Saturday. As Gary has probably told you, I'm secretary-treasurer of the MT Steam Engine owners ass'n. We'd love to have you as a member.
My e-mail is down right now, but I can be reached by phone at 454-8758.

That's a good picture of Gary, Dick Tombrink. and Lance Barnes, especially Gary's posterior.

Gary: A good show as always; we left about 3:30, stopped in Condon for supper, and got home about 9:00. I still haven't been able to sit down with my tuba and your accordion and jam--maybe someday.
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Tom,
I finally played my squeeze boxes (diatonic & piano) at 10:30 - 11-:30 on Sunday. Did you have your Tuba? We could have played a few real rousing polkas.

Enough comments about my tired @$$ at the show. John, if you'd have hollered, I'd have stood up straight. That TT box is where I finally got the genuine JI Case funnel to help put more water into the 50 Case, as that one photo showed Ryan trying to get just a small amount of water. I'd forgotten I had that funnel in the back of the truck.

Thanks for all of the nice photos, John!
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John,
I thought the SmokStak-ers should know what you look like, as you could likely get put to work at a steam show. A co-worker e-mailed me this photo this morning.

John Hanson is steering and I have no idea what I was looking back at? We were finishing up in the parade on Sunday when this photo was taken. Then... we got ready to go plowing!
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Wow, thanks for posting that Gary! Maybe you were looking back at that pretty lady that bought you lunch that day????
I told you, but will share the story with everyone here.... that engine was the very first one I ever got to steer, from the seperator back to the house at Austin Monk's ranch when I was about 10 years old... (talk about a kid that was smiling big!) so it was a real special treat to be able to be there on it all weekend!!! Thank you again!! LOTS of memories were running through my head!! I sure hope somebody got some of us plowing too!
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SmokStak-er John Hanson is again show here at the 13th Annual NWAPA show near Kalispell, steering the 28hp Minneapolis for me (and my shovel?).
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